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#1 josheee12

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 04:41 PM

Hi guys. I have a PC that currently runs on 2gb RAM that supports up to 16 gb RAM. I am set on the 16gb mark, and was wondering how much a 4-pack of 4gb costs, and what the least expensive source is.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:37 PM

what kind of ram are we talking about? Im guessing its DDR2, since finding a motherboard that supports 16 gig of DDR is rare. my question is, why do you need 16 gig? 8 gig is usually about 4 times what your average computer uses, and probably twice what most gamers need (no offense gamers, Im one and I to, have far more ram then I need) in which case, 4 gigabyte modules (Im assuming you only have 4 memory slots) is extremely expensive. DDR3 may be a more feasible option for that much ram, provided of course your computer supports it. Since I dont know your computer specifications, and knowing ddr3 motherboards typically use sets of 3 instead of 2 modules, I will assume its DDR2 until you tell me otherwise. IF your dead set on it, I would recomend 2 of these sets http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820220409 their not the cheapest, but I rarely recomend the cheapest of anything computer. I like quality, and I swear by Patriot. for more options, you can find them on newegg.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 10:05 PM

We also need to know if your running a 32, or 64-bit Operating System.
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 11:55 PM

Your motherboard may take up to 16GB, however, 4GB sticks of RAM are very expensive, depending on whether or not it is DDR2 or DDR3. The most cost effective thing to do is to go for four 2GB sticks. Many AMD motherboards and lower cost Intel motherboards using DDR3 use dual channel memory instead of triple channel. All of this is largely pointless unless you have a 64-bit operating system.

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